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Transcribing Manuscripts in German Script at the Library of Congress (link)

Almost two years ago, the Library of Congress launched the crowdsourcing platform By the People, which invites volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typescripts from the collections of the Library of Congress. The project runs on the open source software Concordia, developed by the Library of Congress to support crowdsourced transcription projects. Among the manuscripts made available for transcriptions are documents in German script. In a fascinating recent blog post, David B. Morris, the German Area Specialist, European Division, … Continue reading Transcribing Manuscripts in German Script at the Library of Congress (link)

Nachrichten vom 26. Mai 1620

Am 26. Mai 1620 erschien bei Joachim Gössel in Hildesheim die 22. Ausgabe der von ihm verlegten Zeitung. Wie üblich trug sie Nachrichten „auß ganz EUROPA“ zusammen und deckte dabei den Zeitraum vom 10. Mai bis 21. Mai 1620 ab. … Weiterlesen

Museums in the COVID-19 Crisis: Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

On April 30, 2020, the German government began to lift some of the lockdown restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of new infections per day in the country decreased. Museums, along with public parks and churches, have been allowed to reopen, as long as they follow federal social distancing guidelines.1 German museums will now be able to draw in visitors once again, but the visiting experience will be very different from what it was before. The opening procedure of … Continue reading Museums in the COVID-19 Crisis: Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

From the Archive II: Cataloguing the Yates Family Archive

n the first half of this two-part blog about the Yates Family Archive I have introduced the parents of Frances Yates (b. 1899), her three siblings Hannah (b. 1885), Ruby (b. 1887) and James (b. 1889) as well as the house in Claygate from where after the scholar’s death in 1981 the Family Archive, an adjunct to Yates’ working papers, had been transferred to the Warburg Institute. I shall now turn to the collection itself.

Weltweit vor Ort: Wissen entgrenzen

Geisteswissenschaft als Beruf im Ausland – Was kann man sich darunter vorstellen? In „Weltweit vor Ort“, dem Magazin der MWS, geben Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler einen Einblick in das spannende Arbeitsfeld der internationalen geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Die aktuelle Ausgabe widmet sich dem Thema „Wissen entgrenzen“.

What does the grand piano in the corner mean? Classical music in Turkish TV series

What does the grand piano in the corner mean? Classical music in Turkish TV series Author: Nevin Şahin 22 MAY 2020 In an elegant fine-dine restaurant, Zeynep Yılmaz (Sevda Erginci) and Alihan Taşdemir (Onur Tuna) are diving into a small talk on their idiosyncratic differences. Alihan, the owner of a big aviation […]

Suggestion du jeudi: Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv

Le blog du portail Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv a clos le mois d’avril, qui marquait en Allemagne le début du déconfinement, avec l’article Systemrelevant – aber selten erkannt (Essentiel pour le système – mais rarement reconnu). L’article, rédigé et illustré par … Weiterlesen

Understanding Social Change through the Digital Humanities

By Jane Freeland and Christina von Hodenberg How has the mass media supported, enabled or challenged women’s emancipation? How have feminists used the media to promote women’s issues and rights? How have these messages…

The Coronakrise and Moments of Respatialization

By Matthias Middell In Germany, the spread of the novel coronavirus is discussed as a crisis – Coronakrise – at least partially due to the fact that the term rolls…